Board of Directors

Bishop Edward Clark, STD
Auxilliary Bishop
Archdiocese of Los Angeles
President, WCEA

Nancy Coonis
Executive Director
Board Secretary

Sr. Catherine Kamphaus, CSC
Diocese of Salt Lake City
Board Chair

Sally Todd
Diocese of Orange
Board Vice Chair

Julie Cantillon
Diocese of San Diego

Sheri Dahl
Diocese of Tucson

Jeannie Ray-Timoney
Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon

Gail Sherman
Diocese of Sacramento

Catherine Thompson
Diocese of Las Vegas

Patricia Vesely
Diocese of San Bernardino






Member Dioceses 

Archdiocese of Agana, GU
Diocese of Boise, ID
Diocese of Fresno, CA
Diocese of Gallup, NM
Diocese of Great Falls/Billings, MT
Diocese of Helena, MT
Diocese of Honolulu, HI
Diocese of Las Cruces, NM
Diocese of Las Vegas, NV
Archdiocese of Los Angeles, CA
Diocese of Monterey, CA
Diocese of Oakland, CA
Diocese of Orange, CA
Diocese of Phoenix, AZ
Archdiocese of Portland, OR
Diocese of Reno, NV
Diocese of Sacramento, CA
Diocese of Salt Lake City, UT
Diocese of San Bernardino, CA
Diocese of San Diego, CA
Archdiocese of San Francisco, CA
Diocese of San Jose, CA
Archdiocese of Santa Fe, NM
Diocese of Santa Rosa, CA
Archdiocese of Seattle, WA
Diocese of Spokane, WA
Diocese of Stockton, CA
Diocese of Tucson, AZ
Diocese of Yakima, WA


Factor 1:  The Catholic Identity of the School

The school is Catholic, approved by the Local Ordinary (Canon 803), providing authentic Catholic teaching, opportunities for community worship and participation in the Sacraments, and promoting evangelization and service to the community.

The Standards are:

  • A Mission Statement and a Philosophy Statement which indicate the integration of the Roman Catholic Faith into all aspects of school life.   (Documents)
  • Provision of regular opportunities for the school community to experience prayer and the Sacraments.      (Observation, Interviews)
  • A Religion curriculum and instruction that is faithful to Roman Catholic Church teachings and meets the requirements set forth by the USCCB.   (Documents, Observation, Interviews)
  • The local Ordinary approves those who teach the Catholic Faith (Canon 805,) and their formation for catechetical and instructional competence is ongoing.    (Records, Interviews)
  • Maintenance of an active partnership with parents whose fundamental concern is the spiritual and academic education of their children. (Interviews, Observation, Constitutions/By-Laws, Canon 796 
  • A service-oriented outreach to Church and the civic community after the example of Jesus Christ who said, “I have given you an example so that you may copy what I have done to you.”(John 13:15) (Programs, Observation)  
  • The use of signs, sacramentals, traditions, and rituals of the Roman Catholic Church.   (Observation)
  • All school personnel are actively engaged in bringing the Good News of Jesus into the total educational experience. ( Interviews, Observation)